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BCcomponents breaks the 150 °C barrier for SMD electrolytic capacitors
November 21, 2000 — BCcomponents today became one of the first companies to announce an SMD capacitor specified above 150 °C.
Available from January 2001, the industry-leading Hi-TMP 175 family of products will set new standards in performance and lifetime characteristics, making it a ‘must have' product for high-end applications such as next generation mobile network infrastructures.
Specified at 175 °C, the new Hi-TMP 175 exceeds the previous industry-best temperature rating by 50 °C, giving it exceptionally long lifetimes as well as high ripple current capabilities. Its performance makes it a practical substitute for many applications currently requiring tantalum and ‘Os-con' products.
According to Jaap Beijersbergen, Product Manager at BCcomponents, the new product is well timed, “There is a clear need for passive components with substantially higher temperature ratings than have been available to date. Take the next generation of mobile phone network infrastructures, for example. The network hardware must remain super-reliable over several generations of handsets. The next-generation of phones makes this even more important. BCcomponents is working with our industry partners to create the building blocks that will help the industry take its next giant leaps.”
The Hi-TMP 175 combines the small footprint characteristics of SMD with the reliability of Solid Aluminium technology. The Hi-TMP 175 will be available up to 68μF, offer increased ripple current capabilities and decreased ESR values, suited to low voltage power applications. Proven Solid Aluminium technology has increased shock resistance and also leads to greater product lifetimes than similar competitor products. Added reliability is boosted by the large reverse voltage capability. Even greater increases in product lifetimes and reliability are anticipated from the Hi-TMP 200.
The high temperature features of Hi-TMP 175 are ideally suited to many automotive, power supply and telecom applications. The solid aluminium features of the Hi-TMP 175 ensure high performance in heated circuit board environments, making it ideal for computer and telecom developers. In addition, its ESR and ripple current handling make it ideal for buffering, smoothing and filtering.
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